Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram spent his first night in Tihar Jail yesterday and then started his day with a light breakfast this morning. There were no special facilities for him, except for the separate cell and a western toilet as specified by the court, prison officials said.
The senior Congress leader was brought to the jail last evening. Like other inmates, Mr Chidambaram will also have access to the prison's library and can watch television for a specified period of time. Mr Chidambaram began his morning today with a light breakfast. According to sources, on Thursday night, he had rotis (Indian bread), dal (lentil), sabji (vegetables) and rice, as per the prison's menu.
After the mandatory medical check-up, Mr Chidambaram was lodged in jail number 7, which usually houses those accused in Enforcement Directorate cases. Incidentally, his son Karti Chidambaram was also lodged in the same cell for 12 days in the same case last year.